The following jobs are posted here as a service to ACDA members. You may list jobs on this site by contacting Howard Meharg, providing a brief description of the position and who to contact for information. Provide an email address if you wish. Persons who provide the listing should also plan on notifying us when the job is filled or note on the listing when (the date) to pull it from our jobs page. The listing will be removed after six months automatically, unless notice is received advising otherwise.

Jobs posted are usually dated using the date they are placed on this page...not necessarily the date the job came available. While we try to keep this page current, we cannot guarantee that the jobs listed have not been filled. For official information, see the contact person as listed.

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  Portland, OR - First United Methodist Church of Portland - Alto Soloist/Section Leader - (Posted here 7-16-18) Full information and application material HERE  
  Gresham, OR - Covenant Presbyterian Church seeks part-time choir director. (Posted here 7-6-18) The church has less than 100 members, with a women’s choir of about 12 people (a couple of altos can sing tenor). Several members have had vocal or other musical training. The choir sings from mid-September until mid-June.
The salary is $6500 per year. There is an organist/accompanist. The choir director will work with the Pastor (head of Staff), the Session, and the Worship Committee.
Qualifications include:
commitment to Christian ministry and competence in performance of sacred music
musical skills, including directing choral singing, choosing appropriate music
experience in directing choirs and accompanists
good communication skills
ability to organize, prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
Judy Babcock, Chair of Personnel Com.
  Portland, OR - First Christian Church is seeking to fill the position of Director of Music.(Posted here 7-5-18) See job description and full details HERE  
  Des Moines, WA (just south of Seattle) - Southminister Presbyterian Church seeks choir director.(Posted here 7-4-18) Click HERE for full information.  
  Salem, OR - Salem First Christian Church seeks music director.(Job posted here 7/3/18) . It is a part-time position (10-15 hours per week) and pays $20-25/hour depending on experience. The job description can be located on our church website:
The deadline for applications is August 10, 2018.
  Bremerton, WA - Bremerton Youth Symphony Music Director now open. The Bremerton Symphony Association will also be hiring a choir director soon. Contact this organization HERE. (posted here 6-13-18) OK, here's the job posting for the Youth Symphony Chorale Director  
  Woodinville, WA - (posted here 5-29-18) The Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church (WUUC) is looking for a part time Choir Director to start August 15, 2018.  The focus of worship at WUUC is to offer transformative and integrated experiences for all participants. Choir director duties include planning the musical offerings for worship services to coordinate with monthly worship themes, developing and directing the choir members and other musicians, and serving as leader for the church’s choir music ministry.  Applications are accepted until the position is filled.  Please see attached description.  For more information contact Donna Johnson:  
  Fife School District - Full time Elementary Music at Alice V. Hedden Elementary (located in Edgewood, near Milton( (Posted here 5/28/18) ) Julie Whalen is leaving this position to take one in Tacoma as Choral Music Director at the Science, Arts and Math Institute. Here is the official job posting:
Job # 160 Teacher-Music at Hedden Elementary School 
The position listed above has been posted at Fife School District.  
Please visit our online application website  
to review open job information and/or apply if you are interested in this position. 
  Maple Valley, WA (Tahoma School District) - Posted here 5-21-18 Full-time choir position open at Summit-Trail Middle School in the Tahoma School District (Maple Valley, WA). Strong program with five choirs grades 6-8. See more at this website:
  Puyallup, WA - (Posted here 5-21-18) Church Organist Position in Puyallup, WA
The First Presbyterian Church in downtown Puyallup, WA is seeking an organist . Our current organist is serving our country in the U.S. Navy and will be deployed to Guam in August.  This job will begin September 2, 2018.  If you are interested, please contact, Peggy Burrough, Coordinator of Music Ministries at the following e-mail address for the job description, etc.
Peggy Burrough
  Forest Grove, Oregon - Secondary Music Teachers (One full time, one is half-time) Posted here 5-2-18

Secondary Music Teachers Choir-Band-Strings

  • FGSD is expanding its secondary music program and is looking for quality music instructors to help continue to build its growing program. Currently, orchestra, band and choir are taught at grades 5-12. The district is looking to fill 2 positions, a 1.0 FTE position and a .5 FTE position.  The areas of assignment will be determined based upon the skills of the applicant pool. One or both positions could be split between more than one area of focus, i.e., choir and strings or strings and band. Preference will be given to candidates who have excellent skills in more than one area (strings, band or choir).
  • Complete applications will include a cover letter, specifically addressing the skills in any of the three areas mentioned above, a resume, three letters of reference and a complete electronic application.
  • Multiple positions - 1.0 FTE & .50 FTE
  • This posting will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Location: Multiple locations; High School (9-12), Middle School (7-8), Upper Elementary School (5-6)
  • Start date: August 20, 2018
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

To apply for this position, please visit the Forest Grove School District website

  Ashland, OR - Rogue World Music, in Ashland Oregon, is hiring a Musical Director for our adult world music choral ensemble(Posted here 4-5-18) ! This is a unique position, full of potential, for a candidate with a rare combination of skill, passion, and curiosity. Potential to expand the position to include our children's and community choral programs as well. Applications can be emailed to The materials are also posted our our website  Val Rogers, Executive Director
Rogue World Music
RWE New Director Announcement HERE
RWE Music Director-Job Description HERE
  Lake Oswego, OR - Christ Church Episcopal in Lake Oswego, OR, seeks a part time Music Director.  Will conduct the Canterbury Sanctuary Choir.  Experience in church choirs and familiarity with Episcopal tradition.  Bachelor required, Master's preferred. $25,000 dependent upon qualifications.  DEADLINE: MAY 1 2018.  Begins Fall of 2018. For full description and application requirements contact: Reverend Jeremy Lucas P.O.  Ox 447, Lake Oswego,OR 97223 Job Description PDF HERE  
  Mercer Island, WA (posted here 3-16-18) Congregational Church of Mercer Island – Music Director Job Posting –Part-time Music Director - The Congregational Church of Mercer Island Washington (CCMI) is seeking someone with skills and passion to inspire and engage people in worship of God through music and the arts.  

We need someone who is spiritually alive, creative, and excited about what a Progressive Christian church can offer the wider community. Experience in choral conducting is required, along with appreciation of a wide variety of musical styles and ability to collaborate with our pastor in designing multi-sensory worship experiences.

The job includes planning time, a Thursday evening adult choir rehearsal and Sunday morning service, generally seven hours per week from mid-September through mid-June, with fewer hours over the summer. The salary is commensurate with the hours.

Please visit the CCMI website ( to learn more about the church, review the job description and hear recordings of our choir. To apply, please send a statement (not to exceed one page) to We would like to know what attracts you to the post and what relevant experience and qualifications you bring. Feel free to ask questions The job posting will remain open until April 16, 2018.

  Puyallup, WA - Puyallup High School Choir - Full Time Position (posted here 3-11-18)
  Puyallup, WA - Junior High Choir and Elementary Music, two building locations – Full Time Posi ion (posted here 3-11-18)
  Tacoma, WA - Charles Wright Academy - Lower School Early Elementary Music Teacher (posted here 2/22/18 This position is a 25% time, one-year faculty appointment for the 2018-19 academic year. This position includes music instruction for Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade. See full description and contact information HERE  

Seattle, WA – St. James Cathedral – Associate Director of Music, full-time.(posted here 2-9-18) More information at